Dale Mabry Field, WW2, collection items

MauldinFan

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The field was west of downtown Tallahassee, Florida. It was abandoned in the 60s when they built a new airport southwest of there. When I was a kid growing up nearby, you could still easily see the runways.
It was the HQ of 3rd Air Force fighter training.
I've been collecting items from there since I was in my 20s.
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ausreenactor

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The field was west of downtown Tallahassee, Florida. It was abandoned in the 60s when they built a new airport southwest of there. When I was a kid growing up nearby, you could still easily see the runways.
It was the HQ of 3rd Air Force fighter training.
I've been collecting items from there since I was in my 20s.
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Amazing items Sir!
 

MauldinFan

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Amazing items Sir!
Thanks. For a while, I trolled eBay and found a lot of stuff. But a small (but highly dedicated) number of people have since come around to bid on what little shows up there these days. And while the items have dried up not to a small degree, the bidders go quite far with their bidding. It's been a while since I got anything from Mabry AAF for the collection.
There's a museum being planned by some people living in Tallahassee, and I suspect what few Mabry items that show up are going to them. Maybe someday the museum will be built, but I live many states away from Tallahassee so helping out isn't an option.
I've been thinking what would happen to my stuff once I'm gone (I turn 52 at the end of this month) and I'd rather they go to the state museum of Florida, as I've seen far too many horror stories about items donated to non-government museums (and even a few government ones, too).
 

ausreenactor

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Thanks. For a while, I trolled eBay and found a lot of stuff. But a small (but highly dedicated) number of people have since come around to bid on what little shows up there these days. And while the items have dried up not to a small degree, the bidders go quite far with their bidding. It's been a while since I got anything from Mabry AAF for the collection.
There's a museum being planned by some people living in Tallahassee, and I suspect what few Mabry items that show up are going to them. Maybe someday the museum will be built, but I live many states away from Tallahassee so helping out isn't an option.
I've been thinking what would happen to my stuff once I'm gone (I turn 52 at the end of this month) and I'd rather they go to the state museum of Florida, as I've seen far too many horror stories about items donated to non-government museums (and even a few government ones, too).
Have said many times that my greatest fear in life is Tianna selling off the collection at the prices I told her I paid for them.
 
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